Today is my 22nd wedding anniversary. (he's shy so I can't mention his name or post his photo) We met through a mutual friend in August of 1987. He moved in with me a few months later and we became engaged on Christmas of 1988. We were married on a rainy Saturday morning in 1990 after living together for almost three years. We've purchased a home, suffered through injuries, miscarriage and loss of loved ones, we've adopted a few four-legged creatures and celebrated the birth of our son and daughter, who are now teenagers. We've certainly had our share of ups and downs. Happy Anniversary to my husband...I love you!
On to my accountability post...
Last weekend I joined www.sparkpeople.com. Spark People is a free weight loss website similar to Weight Watchers except for that single, magical word - it's free. A couple of months ago I announced to my Facebook friends that I need to lose 10 lbs. I figured if I put it out there I'd have to do it, but even that didn't motivate me. The thing that's finally motivating me is that my jeans don't fit anymore! I'm down to two pairs of jeans - one is pretty snug but wearable, the other is a pair of fat jeans that I found while digging out a 'fat' outfit for a friend's upcoming wedding. Good thing I saved those jeans. They're practically new, look pretty decent and I can breathe in them. I just don't want to be in them forever. Anyway, I've known about Spark People for a long time. I just didn't realize it has as many great free features as it does until I registered. The thing I'm most excited about is the Recipe Calculator. I used that feature all the time when I did the Weight Watchers online program many moons ago. I'm praying this website will give me the motivation I need to drop this weight. 10 lbs. is not a lot to lose so it would be nice to see it gone by the holidays - just in time to regain it! Ha! Kidding!
Unfortunately, I felt like crap for the first few days of this week and Spark People was put on the back burner. Between having a head cold and dealing with a lot of personal stress, tracking my food was the last thing I wanted to deal with. It's not a cop out. I know all about excuses and what not. I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. The stress (which is not something I'll discuss with the world) is taking its toll on my body in the form of headaches, muscle spasms and a possible toothache. Ugh, I'm hoping the toothache is from clenching my jaw and not an actual toothache. That would be a nightmare that would only add to my stress! But I digress...
I mentioned in yesterday's post that I'm working on a new project that I'm pretty excited about. I'm getting all my ducks in a row before I reveal anything - I don't want to do anything premature that might sabotage things. One thing I will say is that I'll have to teach myself to manage my time a little better!
My goals for next week:
- Log back on to SparkPeople
- Continue working on my new project